In line with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s wise leadership’s precautionary measures to control the spread of COVID19 and CBB’s directives to reduce the financial strain on citizens and businesses, BBK has established a taskforce dedicated to implement all these measures and ensure the full support to our Country and its citizens, to our loyal clients and to our dedicated employees, throughout this time.
The Bank has implemented a number of actions to guarantee operational readiness and continue offering our clients the full range of products and services.
for more information.
Updating Customers' Information with the Bank
At BBK, we are committed to keeping you informed of matters that affect your account.
As per CBB guidelines, BBK is required to keep all its customers’ information up to date. If you have received an SMS or letter from BBK on the matter then that means that our records show that you have outdated information and/or identification documents with the Bank.
You are kindly requested to update your information with the Bank in order for us to be able to serve you better and to ensure the continuity of your banking services.
Should you require more information on the process of updating your records, please click on the
Please note that the Royal Decree No. 48 of 2018 and its Executive Regulations (the Law) confirms the implementation of the VAT in the Kingdom of Bahrain with effect from 1 January 2019.
In accordance with the Law, applicable products and services will be subjected to VAT.
To view our updated Fees and Charges effective January 1st, 2019,
To view the Bank’s VAT Registration Certificate, please
To view the VAT invoices for individuals, please
Remittances payment purpose
As your banking partner, BBK is keen to ensure that any remittance transaction that you initiate through any of the channels available for transfers to all countries abroad is smooth. We would like to highlight that in order for international payments to be credited to beneficiary accounts, you are kindly requested to ensure supplying the payment purpose with every payment instruction in the “Remittance Information” section of the remittance application.
This is applicable and mandatory for remittances to all countries
Moreover regarding the payments to UAE, it is also mandated to include the Purpose Code in all remittance payments made to UAE, regardless of the currency. For ease of reference, please
for the list of Purpose Codes.